WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White House said Tuesday, as the U.S. claimed some credit for sparking Moscow's roiling currency crisis and moved to deepen the pain.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers.
By Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A jury began deliberating on Tuesday over whether a Montana homeowner committed a crime when he fatally shot a German exchange student who entered his garage, in a case testing the state's version of a "castle doctrine" self-defense law. Markus Kaarma, who prosecutors have painted as an armed aggressor who lured a would-be burglar to his death, is charged with deliberate homicide in the April death of Diren Dede, 17, of Hamburg. Authorities say Dede was killed while "garage hopping" at night in Missoula in a possible search for alcohol. ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The seemingly endless quest by Los Angeles authorities to extradite film director Roman Polanski has taken a new twist with the 81-year-old director renewing his fight to be free of his prosecutors.
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawyers for filmmaker Roman Polanski have launched a new bid to have the Oscar winner's 37-year-old child sex case closed, which would allow "The Pianist" director to travel freely without the threat of extradition. Polanski's attorneys filed a motion on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking a hearing next month where they would ask to submit evidence in the hopes of proving that the 81-year-old director has been subjected to "false" extradition requests by U.S. authorities. ...
MIAMI (AP) — Eighteen poisoned horses are being treated to spa days in their Florida stables, with their young riders brushing their manes and tails, painting their hooves, feeding them hay and petting their noses.